Association Forum Announces the 2023 Class of Forty Under 40®
CHICAGO (October 11, 2023) — Association Forum is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2023 Forty Under 40 Program. The recognized individuals represent the nation’s top 40 professionals from across the association and nonprofit industries. Association Forum received a record number of applicants this year. The review and selection process were completed by the Awards and Recognition Committee.
Recipients were selected based on their extraordinary career accomplishments, commitment to the industry, and their continued pursuit to advance the professional practice of association management.
“Association Forum is delighted to introduce this year’s cohort of changemakers. This gifted group is a profound source of inspiration for our entire community. These leaders embody the principles of new power leadership by demonstrating their unwavering dedication to using intrapreneurial energy to explore and embrace innovation within the industry,” says Artesha Moore, FASAE, CAE, President and CEO of Association Forum.
The Forty Under 40 Program is an opportunity to honor and celebrate stellar individuals whose notable endeavors (before turning 40) have had an impact within the association management community.
The Forty Under 40 recipients will be celebrated during Holiday Showcase® 2023 Incubate on November 29–30, 2023, at the Hilton Chicago. Furthermore, the recipients will be featured in the spring 2024 issue of FORUM Magazine.
Please join us in congratulating the following Forty Under 40 recipients:
2023 Forty Under 40 Recipients
Dana Anaman, MBA, CAE, CPIA
National Association of Professional Insurance Agents
Christopher Beaman, CAE
Sigma Foundation for Nursing
Alicia Belcaster, MS
Emergency Nurses Association
American Osteopathic Association
Genevieve Borello, CAE, MPA
American Bar Association, Section of Taxation
Charles Bowen, CAE
Outdoor Power Equipment Institute
Rebecca Bowen, MA, CCC-SLP, PNAP
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Ally Brown, MS
Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine
Stephanie Bruno, CAE
Stringfellow Management Group
Sara Bustard, CAE
Jason Cohen, MPP
Emily Fekete, Ph.D.
American Association of Geographers
Kara Ferguson, MSHTM, CMP, DES, HMCC
American Orthopaedic Association
Plant Based Products Council
Mario Guel, M. Jur.
National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders
Marlee Honcoop, CNP
American Association of Endodontists
Crystal Kaminski, M.A.
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Toni Kervina, MS
American Society for Nondestructive Testing
Andrea King, MBA
Society of Surgical Oncology
Kate Lindley, MSN, RN, CHSOS, CHSE
American Academy of Pediatrics
Krzys Litewka, CNP
American Society of Anesthesiologists
Guilherme Lopes, MBA
Cory Martin, MPA, CAE
Jessica McClain, CPA/CITP, CISA, PMP, CGFM
Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital
Bailey McMurray, IOM, MAOL
Illinois College of Emergency Physicians
Jen Mehltretter, M.Ed.
American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science
Patrick Nolan, FSA, MAAA
Society of Actuaries
Amanda E. Plummer, Esq., CAE
Society of Critical Care Medicine
Erica Poff, PMP, CAE, IOM
Michelle Runge, MA, CAE
American Inns of Court
Alicia Schuessler, CAE
Executive Director, Inc.
Laura Shelters, MS. Ed.
American Association for Study of Liver Disease
Emily Thompson, CMP
American Epilepsy Society
April Tone, MBA, CAE
American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Benjamin van Loon, MA
Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate
Laura Vera, MSW, LSW, LSSGB
American Academy of Dermatology
Celia Zamora, Ph.D., CAE
ACTFL, Language Connects
Diane Ziegenhorn, PT, DPT, MHA
American Society of Anesthesiologists
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